12V Lithium-ion Battery

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Now Implemented!

Description

Use a 12-volt lithium-ion battery in place of a lead-acid battery. Lighter, longer life, safer, configurable form factor

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

None.

Status

Implemented in the mid-2021 Model S and X.  It does add additional cost, so it may not find its way into lower-cost models.

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     Created 30-May-2014
fonguy
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3 Comments

Better a LFP (LiFePO4) than Li-Ion, safer and no change to charger.
    Created 4-Mar-2015
My car is 2 years old and will be getting its third 12v battery next week.
    Created 3-Jan-2015
I don’t think anyone outside of Tesla Motors should presume to know better about battery chemistry and the best uses of each.
    Created 2-Jan-2015